Dr. Nasser Altorki, MD

Dr. Nasser Altorki, MD

Cardiothoracic SurgeryMaleAge 67

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(212) 235-1519

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Dr. Nasser Altorki, MD is a Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialist in New York, NY and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Altorki has more experience with Thoracic Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Cairo University Faculty of Medicine medical school in 1977. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Altorki to book an appointment.


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Weill Cornell Medicine's Cardiothoracic Surgery

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(212) 235-1519
Thoracic Division525 E 68th St # M-404 New York, NY 10065
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Dr. Altorki's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Altorki

4.8

Based on 134 ratings

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What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (112)
  • Explained conditions well (110)
  • Staff friendliness (109)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (18)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (5)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (5)
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He has performed 2 major surgeries on my lungs with excellent precision
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  • Explained conditions well
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Jan 13, 2021
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Great surgeon.he make me feel so comfortable and that takes away the fear
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Janet Mangaroo – Dec 18, 2020
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I was there for a decision about a procedure I come out very well and very happy contente in French
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Marie Y – Dec 18, 2020
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Dr. Altorki is very professional and friendly. He clearly explained the surgery I needed. He answered all my questions and did not make me feel as though he was in a rush
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dec 11, 2020
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Explains situation very well. Highly knowledgeable. Excellent manner
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Edwin Cohen – Dec 07, 2020
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Dr. Altorki is a great doctor.. ! I have had the pleasure of knowing Dr. Altorki for 13 years ....I will always have a tremendous amount of gratitude to the Doctor... because he saved my life...he is attentive and very knowledgeable, responsible, very skillful and above all trustworthy. Thank you Dr. Altorki keep doing what you do so well.. You truly make a difference in the medical field with your amazing staff...they are awesome ! I appreciate you and wish you all many blessings !
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mimi Annicelli – Nov 22, 2020
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As always, Dr. Altorki was very courteous and explained my test results clearly.
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  • Explained conditions well
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Felice Eisner – Nov 22, 2020
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Annual check up on a zoom call was very efficient
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Nov 20, 2020
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Dr. Altorti has been my Dr. for almost 18 yrs. he was has performed two major Lung surgeries on me. I have just had my annual CT and had an appt. on Zoom. It was good news. I have had four surgeries at N.Y. Presbyterian and each time I have asked Dr. Altorki's staff to recommend surgeons in the facility. My other surgeries were also successful. I have recommended Dr. Altorki to a few people that needed Lung surgery and were very thankful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Thomas Kechejian – Nov 14, 2020
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Answers my questions thoroughly and clearly.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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James M – Nov 06, 2020
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patient and caring. explained everything. Not only Dr. Altorki, but his entire staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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colette – Oct 23, 2020
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Most outstanding Doctor
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Yoram Cohen – Oct 23, 2020
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Very pleasant and friendly and concern about my health
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Oct 18, 2020
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Yes, he’s an excellent surgeon
What went well
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Sep 27, 2020
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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skender ghilaga – Sep 25, 2020
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I went their with serious illness and the care and comfort given by doctor and his team
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sivar Sivakumaran – Sep 25, 2020
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It was a positive visit. It was A good interaction. I Was able to ask Several questions re my specific health related issues. He was very gratified that I expressed such overwhelming enthusiasm about his nursing staff and the excellent care I was provided with.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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C.Regenhard – Sep 07, 2020
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Everything was perfect
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Jul 31, 2020
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Saved my life. Brilliant surgeon. If you require a thoracic surgeonnsee Dr. Altorki first.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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G. Casey – Jul 26, 2020
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Visual was on time. Was a good report so was happy & almost fun.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Jul 26, 2020
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No malpractice claims found for New York
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Altorki

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Altorki treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Altorki treats other conditions, please contact the office at (212) 746-5156.

Thoracic Surgery

Thoracic surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery that focuses on surgical treatment of conditions affecting the chest, including the heart, lungs, trachea, esophagus, diaphragm and chest wall.Compare with other Thoracic Surgery specialists.

Dr. Altorki typically treats 83% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Lung Surgery
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
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High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Altorki's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagostomy
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Partial Lobectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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(212) 235-1519

Dr. Altorki accepts the following insurance:

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Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
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Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Fidelis Care
Medicaid
Medicare
Oxford Health Plans
POMCO Group
UnitedHealthCare
Community Plan
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Medicare
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO

About Me

Care Philosophy

"What we hope to do is assemble a world class medical and research team that can provide our patients with first rate medical care and bring them the most advanced treatments."

 

Biography

Dr. Nasser Altorki is a Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and the Director of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

Washington Hospital Center
Internship Hospital
1987
University Of Chicago Hospital & Clinics
Fellowship Hospital
1985
University Of Chicago Hospital & Clinics
Residency Hospital
1977
Cairo University Faculty of Medicine
Medical School
1970
English School
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Nasser Altorki, MD?

Call (212) 235-1519 to make an appointment as a new patient, or (212) 746-5156 for existing patients or other inquiries. Click here for more information.

Does Dr. Nasser Altorki, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Altorki has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Nasser Altorki, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Nasser Altorki, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Altorki frequently treats Thoracic Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Altorki specializes.

Where is Dr. Nasser Altorki, MD's office located?

Dr. Altorki's office is located at 525 E 68th St # M-404, New York, NY 10065. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Nasser Altorki, MD speak?

Dr. Altorki speaks Arabic and English. View profile to see all.

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

New York, NY

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average